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Afoot [EP] (1983) - Let's Active

Let's Active - Afoot [EP] album cover« Let's Active

One night in 1980 I was hosting a weekend Deaconlight. One of the last sets I played (at about 2:40 a.m.) included "Another Girl, Another Planet" by The Only Ones and "Single File" by a band called The PermaNeats. After the set, my phone rang, which was rare at that time of the night/morning. This guy says "Thanks for playing my song." At first I thought it was Peter Perret, the singer for The Only Ones.

Turned out it was Mitch Easter on the phone. He had rung me up at some point previously to ask if he could drop off a tape of his songs to play on my radio show. He dropped the tape off by my apartment one day and didn't say a whole lot about it.

That night when Mitch called me after I played his song, mentioned that the band was now called "The Prefabs" (which I wrote on the box). He played all the instruments on these songs (very Todd-esque, I thought).

Let's Active on Reel-to-Reel - Room With a View, Two Yous, Leader of Men Shortly after that Mitch brought me another reel-to-reel tape with a couple of songs for me to play on Deaconlight, which of course I did.

After the demise of Deaconlight in 1981, I moved on to commercial radio at WKZL, where I hosted a new music program called "New Generation Show." I continued to stay in touch with Mitch, who had formed a band he called Let's Active. He sent me songs on reel-to-reel that I played on my show.

Soon after that, Let's Active signed with IRS and released this EP, Afoot.

-- June 29, 2008 (DDT)

Let's Active - Afoot [EP] Original Album Tracks

  1. Download Let's Active - "Every Word Means No" on iTunesEvery Word Means No
  2. Download Let's Active - "Make Up With Me" on iTunesMake Up With Me
  3. Edge Of The World
  4. Download Let's Active - "Room With a View" on iTunesRoom With A View
  5. In Between
  6. Leaders Of Men
  7. Two Yous

 

Mitch Easter on Reel-to-Reel as The Permaneats/PreFabs - Single File, I Will Understand, Stuck on You

Mitch Easter on Reel-to-Reel as The Permaneats/PreFabs - Single File, I Will Understand, Stuck on You
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